Always wanted to own a Rolex Submariner but quite frankly didn't have the coin? You're not alone, but with the Invicta Pro Diver watch you get a whole lot more watch for your money. There are even some features of the Invicta Pro Diver that outshine the Submariner believe it or not. No one can touch the Invicta 8926 in the $100 Pro-diver price range. The fit, design, value and quality of the Invicta dive watch cannot be beat.
How Can We Say the Invicta Pro Diver Beats the Rolex Submariner?
At first impression or gut reaction who in their right mind would say a $10k-$20k watch compares to a $300 watch (or even the $100 Invicta 8926)? Let's take for example the Invicta 9937, Invicta's high end dive watch, and the watch often compared to the Rolex Submariner in quality. Now I'm not going to be so bold as to say the Invicta Pro Diver is superior to the Submariner in every way, but in one rather large way it is.
First off what is the most important aspect of a dive watch, or any watch for that matter? Dive depth? The movement? Or perhaps something as simple as the band? Let's face it if a watch doesn't stay on your wrist comfortably than what good is it? Surprisingly we've found the Invicta watch band on the 9937 to be superior to the Submariner and here's why.
The band on the 9937 Invicta Pro Diver is slightly heavier and has a more solid feel than the Rolex. It is secured to the case with screws rather than pins that tend to bend or pop out. Furthermore the clasp on the Invicta Pro Diver is thicker, stronger and closes more securely. Not to mention the cost to replace a Rolex band, I'm sure you can guess why that thought makes me cringe.
Both the Invicta 9937 and the Rolex Submariner have high quality Swiss Movement (but we'll give the Rolex an edge with movement quality), they both have a sapphire crystal with cyclops eye over the date window, and have cosmetically similar crowns. The Rolex has an edge here as well with a dive depth of 300m vs 200m for the Invicta Pro Diver. Another stylish edge the Invicta has over the Submariner is the skeleton back - there is nothing cooler than being able to see the intricate movement in action in the Invicta Pro Diver.
Features to Consider When Buying an Invicta Pro Diver Watch
Invicta has many different styles within the Pro Diver collection, but two of their top dogs as previously mentioned are the Invicta 8926 and the Invicta 9937. Both are very similar in appearance but a bit different in quality - and price.
At under $100 the 8926 can't be beat for a stylistically equivalent watch to the Rolex Submariner, but for a very reasonable price range around $300 the 9973 is the choice for those looking to match the Submariner quality.
To break it down here is how the high end Pro Diver watch from Invicta compares with the more affordable Invicta option.
Movement: High end Swiss movement vs Japanese Miyota movement
Crystal: High end sapphire crystal vs mid-end (and more scratch prone) mineral crystal
Bracelet: High end screws and heavier band vs pins and lighter weight band
Bottom line if you are looking for the most accurate movement and quality features go with the Invicta 9937 Pro Diver if the look is all you need you'll be plenty happy with the quality and style of the Invicta Pro Diver 8926.
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Find more information about the Invicta Pro Diver and other Invicta watches for men on the Invicta Watch Collections Page.